Wuwei Travel Guide
Location: Located in the northwest central of Gansu Province, bordering Inner Mongolia in the northwest.
Population: the whole population is about 1,940,000.
Area: 33,000 sq km
Nationalities: Han, Hui, Mongolian and Tujia Nationality
History: As early as 4,000 years ago, our ancestors subsisted on this land and left remoter brilliant culture. Wuwei was established originally to show the military success of Huo Qubing’s inbreak of Hun in 121 AD. It was a key link for the Northern Silk Road, and a number of important archaeological finds were uncovered from Wuwei, including ancient copper carts with stone animals. Its importance as a stop along the Silk Road made it a crossroads of cultures and ethnic groups from all over central Asia.
Climate: Wuwei enjoys a typical continental climates, the annual average temperature is about 7.8 degrees Celsius, the annual average precipitation is 60 to 610 mm, annual average sunshine time exceed 2200-3030 hours, and frost-free period is about 73-155 days.
Transportation: There are two railway stations in Wuwei – Wusei South Station and Wuwei Station. Wuwei South Station is the connection between Lan – Xin line and Wuwei Halfback Station. Moreover, Wuwei Station is a intermediate station. Almost train from Beijing West Station, Shanghai, Wuwei, Xian, Yinchuan, Urumchi and so on pass through stations in Wuwei. The highway in Wuwei is also convenient, leading to Wuwei, Xinin, Urumchi, Dunhuang, Yinchuan, etc.
Local Specialties: wine, honeydew melon, vinegar
Local Food: Liangzhou Mooncake, Liangpi, Niangpizi, Braised mustton in brown sauce
Han Tomb of Leitai - Han Tomb Of Leitai is located in the old Leitai Park of Wuwei. The tomb consists of 19.34 m long passage, 3 coffin chambers and 3 side chambers. There were 231 gold, silver, bronze, iron, jade, bone and pottery articles, and 99 bronze warriors and horses excavated from here, among which the Bronze Flying Horse is the most valuable.
Confucius Temple – Known as “Wenmiao” in Chinese, Confucius Temple was established in 1439 in honor of Confucius. It is the largest and best-preserved temple dedicated to Confucius in Gansu. The symmetrically aligned historic buildings together with the collections of stone steles and scriptures means that Confucian Temple possesses a very important position in the cultural heritage of the Chinese nation as a whole.
Haizang Temple - Haizang Temple, located 2km northwest of Wuwie city, is the largest complex of ancient buildings in Wuwei. The temple was opened as a park. The well preserved gateways, archways, pavilions and temples of Ming and Qing Dynasties are surrounded by river, lake and age-old trees, which make the park a quiet spot with its spectacular scenery.
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